Arkansas Highway 22 between Dardanelle and Fort Smith should soon be designated the “True Grit Trail” in recognition of the famous novel by Arkansas author Charles Portis and the two movies based on the novel. Legislation approved by the Arkansas House and Senate now awaits signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. […]

True Grit Trail

When we think of great American classic movies, the ones that come to mind faster than all others are: The Quiet Man True Grit Rooster Cogburn El Dorado Stagecoach …only to name a few. They all have in common just one name: JOHN WAYNE. John Wayne was the living embodiment […]

John T. Wayne, Author and Speaker

Shannon county museum presents John T. Wayne, grandson of John Wayne, who will have a book signing at the museum from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday June 6. He will also have a booth at Stewart’s landing on Sunday afternoon, June 7 beside C& L Saddle shop. John […]

Shannon County Museum Presents John T. Wayne

John T. Wayne, the grandson of actor John Wayne, stopped by the Mammoth Spring State Park on Friday, Sept. 13. Wayne is an author, having written several fiction books since 1985. He was just passing through the area on his way to Kansas City, Mo., to meet with television and […]

Grandson of John Wayne stops in Mammoth Spring

The “Duke,” John Wayne, may be gone, but fortunately for the residents of the Advance area, his grandson is still alive and kicking–and he is coming to Advance on July 27 for the Advance Community Library “Meet the Authors” program. The famous film star’s grandson first came through the area […]

John T. Wayne to be in Advance on July 27